Thursday, January 6, 2011

Too Much Stuff

I'll admit it, I've never been a neat person. I can't even be considered "on the messy side". No, my room is always beyond messy with wrappers, notebooks, candy, hairbrushes, iPods, books, papers, and who knows what else covering the top of every surface. When my mom would put laundry on my bed I'd just end up shoving it down to the floor when I had to sleep, so it's gotten to the point where she just puts it on the ground. It's still there, right behind me :). My floor, as I just mentioned, is almost as messy as the dresser tops. Purses, sweaters, pillows, blankets, and most of all- clothes. I know the average method of cleaning is shoving things under dressers and beds and such, but now mom has to check those. I'm about as bad at cleaning my room as keeping it clean. But the only thing that I'm worse at than cleaning (no, it's not math, although I'm not exactly good at that either) is throwing away stuff. As my mom calls it, "purging". We have done a lot of that lately in our house. We've had points where the WHOLE PORCH was filled with crap to give to the purple heart people. After years and years of keeping all of my childhood toys and other junk in my closet and the storage room, the time has finally come. I can't keep it. So my options are- I sell it/throw it away, or mom throws it away. Since I have a ton of old American Girl Doll stuff that I could get some money for, I'm definately selling all I can. But you really never realize how much crap in general you have until you are forced to CLEAN through it and GET RID OF IT. Two things that I am an utter failure at. I'm one of those people just can't bear to part with anything. I get it from my Dad. But I keep memorable stuff, like art projects, stuffed animals (I'm not getting rid of ANY of those lol), dolls and other toys that I've had lots of fun with. Now I'm ready to give them up because all I ever really play with is my iPod touch and my laptop. My dad saves things like half empty spraypaint bottles that are duplicates. Or maybe even triplicates (I invented a new word!!!). Who knows, we MIGHT need those someday. That's why mom helped clean the garage. And that's why we don't have the spraypaint bottles anymore.

Now, I am preparing to face the ultimate challenge. Like I'm on Survivor or American Idol or Minute to Win It or something like that. Although I don't get money, which is a bummer. I have THREE DAYS (or less, I'm not sure) to clean my room. And not just clean my room, CLEAN CLEAN my room so it's SPOTLESS and it practically shines and there is nothing but furniture. Since I'm selling almost everything in my closet and boxing up the rest (for moving), it's not a huge deal. The real challenge - I have to somehow manage to keep the desktops clear and the floor clean for SIX MONTHS (or however long we're still here). I had to keep my room "clean" for 3 months before I got my hamster. Parker helped me by keeping his messy so mine LOOKED clean in comparision. That's why he went from neat kid to messy kid.
I don't think I'm ready for this........

Oh, this morning I found a really cool verse about how God has plans for our lives and stuff. Underneath my blog title I wrote "God is always there and he always has a plan" or something like that. This verse, Jeremiah 29:11, is like that only and actual verse and I didn't make it up. The problem- I don't know how to edit that without screwing up my entire blog (which I have already done twice). So if anyone could help it would be much appreciated :)

<3 Abby

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Big News

Happy 2011!!! Well, I haven't updated for awhile. My computer is known for getting trojans almost every time I go online and my Avast thing expired, so I was a little wary of going on the internet. But I decided to risk it.
I thought last year was the biggest year of my life. I think part of it's just middle school. I guess that's when you really step into the real world. I don't know if it's necessarily that more events happen, but I think you just notice everything more. However, in my case a lot of things had happened.
As many of you know I had surgery in July, another surgery in November (and a miraculous recovery, I may add), and there was talk of moving around my house. I won't go into any detail or anything about the move, although I will say that there's a really neat God story behind it.
Now, after the initial talk in July of 2010, we are officially selling our house and moving south.
I have lots of different feelings about this. You could say that I was bribed because with moving comes a facebook, a cell phone, and a dog. I was kind of off and on with the idea. When it was bitter cold out, my friends were giving me a hard time about stuff, and I had been looking at puppy pictures online, moving seemed like it could be good. But then on days when I was having fun with my friends, like when I went to Noodles & Company with Libby (they don't have those where we're going) or to Discovery World with Amanda, I wondered how it would be possible to leave everything here. One big thing that we have now is our church, New Vision. It's the most amazing thing ever! As much as I love the friends I had at Fox River, I have made tons of great friends at New Vision and have had a great time there. I'm really sad to leave it, because I have no clue what southern churches will be like.
As I'm sure most people have noticed, our snow has completely melted. And just in case that has caused a mix up with your mental calender, it is in fact JANUARY not APRIL. I just find it funny that this is a normal thing in Georgia yet here it's about as uncommon as food falling from the sky or something. I think it's my little preparation for their strange and unfamiliar Christmas weather. When my dad went down there to check out the place he said he saw a guy doing laps in an outdoor pool. This was back when we still had snow on the ground, thank you very much. It's weird.
(A Morkie. Picture from Google Images)
Like I mentioned, I've been VERY interested in looking at getting my dog. The breed I want is a Morkie, a mix between a Maltese and a Yorkie. I could go on for hours with all the information I've learned, but that would be boring. So I added a picture of one that I found on Google. They're really cute!